Conservatories can be both a blessing and a curse for homeowners. In the summer months the warm weather means that a conservatory is a great additional space to sit and enjoy the garden, eat and spend time with family. However in the colder months with energy prices at an all-time high – conservatories are often left closed off from the rest of the home and unused due to the temperature and cost of heating.
Tubular heaters offer a versatile, low cost alternative that means homeowners can make the most of their conservatories all year round!
What are tubular heaters?
Tubular heaters are designed to provide ‘background heat’ to areas of the home that don’t have radiators such as conservatories, sheds, garages and lofts as well as being popular for mobile homes and caravans.
Constructed from aluminium they can output around 60W per foot which delivers fast heat up times with low running costs of around just 0.5p per hour (depending on energy rates). Tubular heaters come in a range of sizes from around 1ft – 60W up to 6ft – 360W as well as a choice of power control options and colours.
Benefits of tubular heating
There are so many benefits to tubular heating that make it an option well worth considering. Some of these include:
Easy to use – Floor or wall mounted heating tubes are small, discrete and need no installation – just simply plug them in and switch them on.
Frost protection – Ideal for helping to prevent frost in the colder months and provide continuous background heat.
Damp issues – Helps prevent and protect against things such as damp, condensation and the problems that they can cause.
Cheap running costs – The low wattage tubes are an extremely cost effective alternative to other types of heating equipment.
Inaccessible spaces – These small and discrete tubes are able to heat where other appliances can’t and take up next to no space at all.
Safe and reliable – Designed to stay switched on all the time and run in the background these tubular heaters are safe and can be purchased with a tube heater guard to help protect children and pets from touching the heat source.
Why are they ideal for heating conservatories?
Conservatories can experience a lot of problems in the winter from condensation and damp to mould and of course being really, really cold! The last thing you want to be doing is opening the door between the conservatory and the main areas of the house to try and heat it as this is expensive and ineffective.
Convector heaters, electric radiators, halogen heaters and so on are often big, bulky and unattractive; not to mention they can cost a lot to run and are not safe to be left on when unattended – especially for extended periods of time.
The smart and discrete design of tubular heating means that home owners can efficiently heat their conservatory with ease so it is ready to use whenever they want.